Aidan Olmstead of Loyola Maryland Named Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Aidan Olmstead, men’s lacrosse student-athlete from Loyola Maryland, has been named the 2022 Patriot League Male Athlete-Scholar of the Year following a vote conducted by sports communications staff at each of the member institutions. the league.
Olmstead is the fifth different student-athlete from Loyola Maryland to earn Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, joining Joe Fletcher (men’s lacrosse, 2014), Elli Kluegel (women’s lacrosse, 2021-22), Franz Rassman (men’s basketball, 2016) and Kristen Yanchoris (women’s lacrosse, 2019).
The grad student forward helped the Greyhounds become the fourth school in Patriot League history to earn year-end varsity athlete honors, with women’s lacrosse Elli Kluegel receiving her second varsity athlete honor female of the year. Bucknell accomplished the feat most recently in 2018 and 2000. Navy (2007) and Colgate (1994) also won the awards.
The award is given annually to one female student-athlete and one male student-athlete of the Patriot League. Earlier this year, the honored nominees were named Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports. For the 2021-22 academic year, there were 23 applicants from 24 Patriot League sports.
2021-22 Patriot League Male Scholar of the Year
Aidan Olmstead, Loyola Maryland, Gr., men’s lacrosse, attacking, painted post, NY/Corning-Painted Post
*Olmstead completed his MBA in May with a GPA of 3.98. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Global Studies with a 3,926 GPA.
* The two-time All-Patriot League selection on offense led the Greyhounds in points (56) and assists (31) while finishing fourth on the team in goals (25). He finished fourth in the League in assists per game (1.94).
*Olmstead is a two-time Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2022 Senior CLASS Award Finalist, 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team and Honored Academic All-District First Team.
* He finished his Loyola Maryland career as one of three student-athletes in men’s lacrosse history with 100 goals and 100 assists
On the field, Olmstead led the Greyhounds to a 6-2 League record and the semifinals of the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Championship. He had 56 points on 25 goals and 31 assists in his senior season, finishing third in Loyola Maryland program history and seventh in the Patriot League with 224 points and 10th in League history with 113 assists.
He made Loyola Maryland’s Dean’s List every semester during his undergraduate career and received the school’s award magis Academic Leader Award. The five-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll qualifier was named to the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society.
To be eligible for the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 GPA and be a starter or key player in their sport. Freshmen are not eligible for this honor.
The winner of each sport’s Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is eligible to receive the year-end honor. The 2021-22 men’s field included Brett Brady (Navy men’s cross country); Sean Casey (Navy Men’s Indoor Athletics); Andrew Funk (Bucknell men’s basketball); Ryan Hogan (West Point Army Men’s Outdoor Athletics); Matthew Malits (Loyola Maryland Men’s Golf); Peter Oliver (Holy Cross football), Adam Retzbach (Lehigh baseball); Jackson Schultz (Navy men’s swimming and diving); Jacob Suppiah (West Point Army Men’s Football) and Derrick Thompson (Navy Men’s Tennis).
Patriot League All-Time Male Scholar – Athlete of the Year
|1992||Bob Kelly, Bucknell||Athletics||Sr.||3.90*||Electrical engineering|
|1993||David Berardinelli, Bucknell||Soccer||Sr.||3.80||History/Political Science|
|Ray Appenheimer, Colgate||Cross-country skiing/athletics||Jr.||3.74||English|
|1994||Ray Appenheimer, Colgate||Cross-country skiing/athletics||Sr.||3.75||English|
|1995||Toby MooreMarine||Baseball||Sr.||3h30||Maritime genius|
|1996||Adonal Foyle, Colgate||Basketball||So.||3.52||History/Sociology|
|1997||Darrin Hinman, Army||Athletics||Sr.||3.52||Mathematical Sciences|
|1998||Steve Haley, Army||Swimming and diving||Sr.||3.98||Mathematical Sciences|
|1999||Nick Martucci, Lehigh||Soccer||Sr.||3.40||Accounting|
|2000||Ron Hess, Bucknell||Athletics||Sr.||3.70||Electrical engineering|
|2001||Brendan Skoniecki, Colgate||Soccer||Sr.||3.84||Chemistry|
|2002||Dan Conti, Sainte-Croix||Athletics||Jr.||3.83||Math|
|2003||Dan Conti, Sainte-Croix||Athletics||Sr.||3.86||Math|
|2004||Billy Hurley, Navy||Golf||Sr.||3.71||Quantitative economics|
|2006||Mike Tortora, Lafayette||Soccer||Sr.||3.95||Economy/Business|
|2008||Jason Bursma, Bucknell||Baseball||Sr.||3.64||Economy|
|2009||AJ Glubzinski, Army||Soccer||Sr.||4.00||American politics with honors|
|2010||Andrew Maisano, army||The Crosse||Sr.||4.00||Systems Engineering|
|2011||Nick BirgerMarine||Tennis||Sr.||4.00||Political science with honors|
|2012||Brendan Buckley, Army||The Crosse||Jr.||3.99||engineering management|
|2013||Brendan Buckley, Army||The Crosse||Sr.||3.987||engineering management|
|2014||Joe Fletcher, Loyola||The Crosse||Sr.||3.812||Accounting|
|2016||Franz Rassman, Loyola||Basketball||Sr.||3.941||Business Administration|
|2017||Ryan BaileyMarine||Swimming & Diving||Sr.||3.98||Operational research|
|2018||Jeff Gottesman, Bucknell||Baseball||Sr.||4.0||Accounting/Financial Management|
|2019||Alex Pechin, Bucknell||Soccer||Sr.||3.93||Biomedical genius/
Management for engineers
|2020||Not attributed||Due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||Micah Oh, Marine||Swimming and diving||Sr.||4.00||Applied mathematics|
|2022||Aidan Olmstead, Loyola||The Crosse||Gr.||3.98||MBA|
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